The MLA ′18 Contributed Content Working Group thanks everyone who took the time and effort to prepare and submit abstracts for the upcoming annual meeting, as well as those who volunteered their time to review the abstracts. We could not have completed the peer review process without you!
The theme, Adapting, Transforming, Leading, was broad enough to give us all an opportunity to showcase our work and research. The submissions received were of high quality, and we are confident that you will find the programming in Atlanta to be outstanding. Below is a numerical summary of the submissions.
|Content Type||Submitted||Accepted||Acceptance Rate|
|Special Content Sessions||29||11||38%|
|Lightning Talks 1st Choice||37||14||38%|
|Lightning Talks 2nd Choice||44||18||41%|
|Posters 1st Choice||144||143||99%|
|Posters 2nd Choice||80||37||46%|
We are also proud to feature first-time presenters throughout the conference. Chances are, no matter what type of content you see in Atlanta, you’ll come across a New Voice in the profession!
|Content Type||Accepted||New Voices (n)||New Voices* (%)|
|Special Content Sessions||11||1||9%|
* Percentages reflect the number of the first-time presenters of accepted content.
Still want a chance to present at MLA ′18 in Atlanta this year? Be on the lookout for a call for Late Breaking Lightning Talks in late January/early February.
The Contributed Content Working Group
Brandi, Joey, Meredith, Molly, Montie, Susan